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Music, Theatre, and Dance Courses (MTD)

Music courses are listed under these headings: Music, Music Education, Music Performance, and Music, Theatre, and Dance

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit.

Courses for Undergraduates

090 Convocation (0:1)

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Monthly presentations by students, faculty and guests. See Student Information Manual. (Fall & Spring) (Formerly MUS 090)

091 Recital Attendance (0)

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Music Majors are required to attend an approved number of performances each semester. See Student Information Manual. (Fall & Spring) (Formerly MUS 091)

107 Technology for Musicians I (1:0:2)

Pr. Music majors only

Introduction to computer/computer applications: word processing, database, spreadsheet, music notation, Internet and online library, Web page and multimedia development. Experience using, creating, and evaluating computer media for music. (Fall) (Formerly MUS 107)

108 Technology for Musicians II (1:0:2)

Pr. MTD 107; Music majors only.

Further study of computer hardware and software applications in music performance, research, instruction, and multimedia. Hands-on experience using, creating, and evaluating computer media for music. (Spring) (Formerly MUS 108)

210 Body Mapping: What Every Performer Needs to Know About the Body (2:1:1)

Pr. freshman, sophomore, or junior standing

Introduces the concept of body mapping (our mental representations of structure, function, and size) and provides a weekly laboratory for "updating" these maps during practical activity and experimental movement.

211 Topics in Pop Music (3:3)

Examines popular music in the context of social, cultural, and political climates. Illustrates how music is an inexorable agent of social change and identity. No previous musical experience required.

214 Jazz Appreciation (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

Introductory course focusing on jazz. Students gain understanding of aims and methods of artistic expression and the role of cultural traditions and artistic value in human society. No musical training required. (Fall & Spring & Summer) (Formerly MUS 214)

241 *Music Appreciation (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

GE Marker: GL

Not open to music majors.

Introduction to Western culture art music through a survey of its history, composers, forms, styles. Requires listening assignments and recital attendance. No musical training required. (Fall & Spring & Summer) (Formerly MUS 241)

329 History of Rock Music (3:3)

GE Core: GFA

Survey of rock music from the 1950s to the present. Emphasis will be placed on identifying specific styles and explaining the influence of key performers. (Fall & Spring) (Formerly MUS 329)

338 Exploring Musical Cultures (1–3)

Pr. to be determined by needs of specific trip

Course is used for music-study trips. Offered only when a course accompanies a specific trip. (Formerly MUS 338)

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.


497 Directed Study in Music (1–3)

Pr. permission of supervising professor and Dean of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

Supervised research in advanced subject area resulting in written document or composition. Project outline (available in Music office) prepared by student and supervising professor and approved by Associate Dean and Dean of School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. (Fall & Spring & Summer)

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

Courses in the 500 and 600 groups may not be available every year. Please inquire at Music office for schedule. 600-level courses are not available for undergraduate students unless qualified for dual registration. 500-level courses are not available to freshmen and sophomores.

555 The Alexander Technique for Performers (3:3)

Pr. junior, senior, or graduate standing

An active and scholarly exploration of the Alexander Technique to unlock creativity, discover freedom and ease in performance, reduce stress and tension throughout the body, and prevent performance-related injuries.

*Open to all University students.

This page was last updated on June 8, 2011.